2 Man Mechanics - South Texas Umpire

Report
2-umpire mechanics
Teams Required
for a
Baseball Game
Playing vs Umpiring
• Playing is a factor of TIME
• Umpiring is a factor of ANGLES
Basic Principles
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There are only TWO of you out there
Communication
Responsibilities for Runner/Ball
Going Out
Plate Umpire
“Fill the Hole”
Stay ahead of the lead runner
Never abandon a trailing runner
Keep Your Chest to the Ball
(“Open the Gate”)
Base Umpire
“Crossing the Dirt”
• U1 does not “go out” to rule on a fly ball
when in “B” or “C”
• Certain circumstances may require that he
go out to make a proper ruling AFTER a
catch/no catch attempt or other play
BASE UMPIRE
POSITIONS
C
B
A
Stepping into the Pitch
• Only when in Position “A”
• As pitcher starts his motion
• Come SET
• Observe what happens at the plate
Primary Responsibility
for Tagups and Touches
NO RUNNERS ON
Fly Ball Coverage
Outfield
RUNNERS ON ANY BASE
Fly Ball Coverage
OUTFIELD
NO RUNNERS ON
Fly Ball Coverage
Infield
RUNNERS ON ANY BASE
Fly Ball Coverage
INFIELD
NO RUNNERS ON
Fair/Foul Coverage
RUNNER ON ANY BASE
Fair/Foul Coverage
Pause
Read
React
Get in the
Right Position
(Angle & Distance)
If you can’t get both
Always take
(Angle over Distance)
Common Mistakes
• Too Close
• Following the ball to the glove
• Timing
• Not “Reading” the player’s actions
• Not adjusting to the play
Get Set
Observe It
Call It
Basic Umpire Mechanics
• We work from two primary “set”
positions
– Full set
– Standing set
• These are used when observing any
action that may result in a call
TIMING
• Don’t Anticipate the call
• Make sure ALL playing action
that may affect the call is
completed
• Pause
• THEN ----- Call it
Proper Position
and Timing
are the
KEYS
to making
the right call
Umpire Signals
Purpose of signaling is
Communication
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Umpire Signals
Types of signals
• Calls and plays
• Among umpires
Umpire Signals
Steps required
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Position
Stance
See the COMPLETE play
Make a decision
Proper timing
Proper, crisp signal
Verbal call
Umpire Signals
• We use a relatively standard set of signals
to communicate our calls for plays in the
field
– These are generally accompanied by verbal
announcement of the call as well
Umpire Signals
B all
Catch
Foul Tip
Strike
No Catch
Off the base
Fair
Time
Play/Play ball
Foul
Infield Fly
Do not pitch
Safe
Delayed
Dead Ball
Spectator
interference
Out
Score the
run
Do NOT
score the
run
Substitution
Giving the
Count
Umpire Communications
(Among ourselves)
• We use a relatively standard set of
signals to communicate among
ourselves to relay information to each
other
– Most are non-verbal
– Verbal is generally used only during a play
Umpire Communications
(Among ourselves)
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Infield fly situation
Outs (to your partner)
Rotating (on a hit)
Staying at Home
Timing Play
My call
• Getting help
– Check Swing
– On the bases
• What’s the count?
• Verbal
Communication
• Acknowledging verbal
communication
MECHANICS
for
TWO UMPIRES
NO RUNNERS ON
Umpire Positioning
NO RUNNERS ON
Fly Ball – Left Field
NO RUNNERS ON
Fly to Right Field
Possible foul
Or
“trouble” ball
NO RUNNERS ON
Fly to Right Field
“Can of Corn”
NO RUNNERS ON
Base Hit to the Outfield
Pivot
NO RUNNERS ON
Base Hit to the Outfield
No Pivot
NO RUNNERS ON
Hit to the Infield
NO RUNNERS ON
Hit to the Infield
Overthrow
NO RUNNERS ON
Hit to the Infield
Near First Base
NO RUNNERS ON
Hit to the Infield
Near First Base
NO RUNNERS ON
Foul Popup
Beyond First Base
NO RUNNERS ON
Popup
Behind First Base
Fair/Foul ??
NO RUNNERS ON
Popup
Immediately Behind
First Base
Fair/Foul ??
RUNNER ON FIRST
Umpire Positions
B
Pickoff Play
At First
RUNNER ON FIRST
Fly Ball to LEFT field
NO CATCH
RUNNER ON FIRST
Fly Ball to LEFT field
CATCH - Return
RUNNER ON FIRST
Fly Ball to LEFT field
CATCH - Run
RUNNER ON FIRST
Fly Ball to RIGHT field
NO CATCH
RUNNER ON FIRST
Fly Ball to RIGHT field
CATCH
RUNNER ON FIRST
Fly Ball to CENTER field
CATCH
RUNNER ON FIRST
Fly Ball to CENTER field
NO CATCH
RUNNER ON FIRST
Base Hit to Outfield
RUNNER ON FIRST
Double to Outfield
RUNNER ON FIRST
Hit to Infield
Possible Double Play
RUNNER ON FIRST
Steal of Second
RUNNER ON
SECOND
Umpire Positions
C
RUNNER ON
SECOND
Fly Ball LEFT Field
RUNNER ON
SECOND
Fly Ball RIGHT Field
RUNNER ON
SECOND
Fly Ball CENTER Field
RUNNER ON
SECOND
Base Hit to Outfield
RUNNER ON
SECOND
Hit to the Infield
RUNNER ON
SECOND
Pickoff Play
RUNNER ON
SECOND
Steal of Third
RUNNER ON
THIRD
Umpire Positions
C
RUNNER ON
THIRD
Fly Ball LEFT Field
RUNNER ON
THIRD
Fly Ball RIGHT Field
RUNNER ON
THIRD
Fly Ball CENTER Field
RUNNER ON
THIRD
Base Hit to Outfield
RUNNER ON
THIRD
Hit to Infield
RUNNER ON
THIRD
Pickoff Play
RUNNER ON
THIRD
Steal of Home
“Squeeze Play”
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Umpire Positions
C
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Fly Ball to LEFT field
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Fly Ball to RIGHT Field
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Fly Ball – CENTER Field
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Infield Fly
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Base Hit
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Infield Hit – Double Play
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Pickoff at First
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Pickoff at 2nd
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Steal of Third
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and SECOND
Double Steal
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and THIRD
Umpire Positions
C
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and THIRD
Fly Ball LEFT Field
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and THIRD
Fly Ball RIGHT Field
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and THIRD
Fly Ball CENTER Field
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and THIRD
Base Hit to Outfield
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and THIRD
Hit to Infield – Double Play
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and THIRD
Steal of Second
RUNNERS ON
FIRST and THIRD
Double Steal
RUNNERS ON
SECOND and THIRD
Umpire Positions
C
RUNNERS ON
SECOND and THIRD
Fly Ball LEFT Field
RUNNERS ON
SECOND and THIRD
Fly Ball RIGHT Field
RUNNERS ON
SECOND and THIRD
Fly Ball CENTER field
RUNNERS ON
SECOND and THIRD
Base Hit to Outfield
RUNNERS ON
SECOND and THIRD
Hit to Infield
RUNNERS ON
ALL BASES
Umpire Positions
C
RUNNERS ON
ALL BASES
Fly Ball LEFT Field
RUNNERS ON
ALL BASES
Fly Ball RIGHT Field
RUNNERS ON
ALL BASES
Fly Ball CENTER Field
RUNNERS ON
ALL BASES
Base Hit - Outfield
RUNNERS ON
ALL BASES
Infield Hit – Double Play
RUNNERS ON
ALL BASES
Steal of Home
Handling
Rundowns
Single Runner
Rundown Between
FIRST and SECOND
Single Runner
Rundown Between
SECOND and THIRD
Single Runner
Rundown Between
THIRD and HOME
Runners on
FIRST and SECOND
Rundown Between
FIRST and SECOND
Runners on
FIRST and SECOND
Rundown Between
SECOND and THIRD
Runners on
SECOND and THIRD
Rundown Between
SECOND and THIRD
Runners on
SECOND and THIRD
Rundown Between
THIRD and HOME
Runners on
FIRST and THIRD
Rundown Between
FIRST and SECOND
Runners on
FIRST and THIRD
Rundown Between
THIRD and HOME
REMEMBER
Pause - Read - React
Get in the Proper POSITION
Get Set - Observe It - Call It
Use Proper TIMING

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